Police Officer Position Description
Under general supervision, the primary responsibilities of a Police Officer are to:
- Protect students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry.
- Enforce laws and traffic regulations.
- Apprehend violators.
- Provide general information and assistance to the public.
- Assist in investigations.
Primary Work Assignments
Police Officers also may be assigned primary work assignments that include:
- Patrol campus buildings and grounds by foot or by vehicle.
- Control crowds during assemblies or disturbances.
- Guard property.
- Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, property damage, fires, law violations, thefts and disturbances of the peace.
- Gather evidence.
- Make arrests and appear in court, as required.
- Enforcing parking regulations and issuing traffic citations.
- Administering first aid to injured persons.
- Guarding or transporting cash funds.
Additional Work Assignments
Police Officers may also receive training and/or be delegated responsibility for additional work assignments that include:
- Range master
- Field training
- Defensive tactics instruction
- Bicycle patrol
- Special evidence technician
- Crime prevention specialist
- Community relations programs
- Member of a critical response unit.